Re: [CR]Challenge Tubulars


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <200209161232.IAA10843@rawaki.netreach.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Challenge Tubulars
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 08:46:49 -0400

Yup, Charlie said it best - LuMPyBumPY!

I ordered a total of 10 tires and sent back all but two, and even the two I kept are lumpier than I'd like. Some of the worst bumps I've seen. Not worth the price. Not worth the page on which they're printed.

Avoid them.

Aldo Ross
Monroe, Ohio


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Subject: Re: [CR]Challenge Tubulars



> Lumpy, bumpy, humpy but fat.
>
> In the event that you try a set and they are acceptable, let the rest of us
> know. I wouldn't buy another set based on my experience unless QC has improved.
> I believe that certain other listmembers feel the same.
>
> Make sure that you can fit them on a clean built-up, true wheel without glue
> and, if (when) they are lumpy, return them.
>
> Charlie Young
> buh-bump, buh-bump, buh-bump goes the Hetchins in
> Honeybrook, PA
>
> > I noticed that the online QBP catalogs are now listing tubulars by
> > Challenge. Supposedly, these are made form the old Clement molds. The
> > Paris-Roubaix sounds particularly interesting at 28mm and nearly half
> > the price of a Vittoria Pave. My LBS had one of the Volcano models and
> > it seemed like a decent tire, especially for $15.
> >
> > The tires can be seen at
> > http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30
> > http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&Category=1660 &Category=1660
> >
> > Does anybody have any experience with or comments about these tires?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Sean Smith
> > Balboa Island, CA